Land Of The Shaman Rituals And Lore Of Siberia

Author : Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
ISBN : 9781315487311
Genre : Political Science
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The ancient heartland of shamanism is no longer forbidden territory - to travelers or to the spirits. But the spirits never left the vastnesses of Siberia and Central Asia, as these writings reveal. Russian and native experts, and an American cultural anthropologist who has done fieldwork in the region, introduce us to shamans as the poets, therapists, healers, and even leaders of their communities. Among the special features of this collection are remarkable transcriptions of shamanic exhortations and a pathbreaking study of shamanic tales and rituals.
Category: Political Science

Land Of The Shaman

Author : Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
ISBN : 1138160423
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The ancient heartland of shamanism is no longer forbidden territory - to travelers or to the spirits. But the spirits never left the vastnesses of Siberia and Central Asia, as these writings reveal. Russian and native experts, and an American cultural anthropologist who has done fieldwork in the region, introduce us to shamans as the poets, therapists, healers, and even leaders of their communities. Among the special features of this collection are remarkable transcriptions of shamanic exhortations and a pathbreaking study of shamanic tales and rituals.
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The Complete Idiot S Guide To Shamanism

Author : Gini Graham Scott
ISBN : 9781440695780
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that shamans are also known as medicine men and women, who use the power of the mind and call on spiritual helpers to heal the afflicted. However, this ancient art has been put to more modern uses, including problem solving, empowerment, and personal mastery. But you don't have to trek through steamy Amazonian jungles or frigid Siberian tundra to become enlightened in the ways of shamanism! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shamanism' will show exactly how to discover your own shamanic power and how that power will guide you in your everyday life! In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Shamanic history, from its origins in Paleolithic times to its spreading influence today. -Power animals, where to locate them and how they communicate with you. -How to take a shamanic, travelling through the Lower, Upper, and Middle Worlds, and exploring your past or future. -Shamanic healing techniques in use with modern medicine.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Politik Und Religion In Der Sowjetunion 1917 1941

Author : Christoph Gassenschmidt
ISBN : 3447044403
Genre : Religion
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Das Buch versammelt Fallstudien zur Entwicklung der sowjetischen Religionspolitik zwischen 1917 und 1941. Dabei wird ein neuartiger Zugang gewahlt. Anders als in der bisherigen Forschung zum Thema geht es den Autoren weder einseitig um eine Leidensgeschichte der Kirchen und Religionen nochum eine neuerliche Darstellung der inzwischen wohlbekannten antireligiosen Propaganda und Repressionspolitik des Sowjetregimes. Vielmehr steht die Frage im Mittelpunkt, wie die Entfaltung religionspolitischer Massnahmen im Rahmen des Aufbaus des sowjetischen Machtsystems und der gesellschaftlichenEntwicklung der Sowjetunion zwischen 1917 und 1941 interpretiertwerden kann. Dabei steht erstmals das wechselseitige Abhangigkeitsverhaltnis religionspolitischen Handelns zwischen dem Sowjetregime und einzelnen Kirchen und Religionen im Mittelpunkt des Interesses.Aus dem InhaltW. Heller, Die Russische Orthodoxe Kirche 1917-1941P. Hauptmann, Die russischen Altglaubigen unter sowjetischer Religionsbedruckung 1917-1941I. Reissner, Die Georgische Kirche in den Jahren von 1917 bis 1941: Von der Oktoberrevolution bis zum Zweiten WeltkriegH.R. Gazer, Die Armenische Apostolische Kirche in Sowjetarmenien in den Jahren 1917 bis 1941C. Gassenschmidt, Die Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in der Sowjetunion 1917-1941R. Tuchtenhagen, Zwischen sozialer Utopie und Verfolgung. Protestantische Freikirchen in der Sowjetunion 1917-1941Weitere Beitrage von: H.-D. Lowe/F. Gruner, F. Nesemann und M. Mandelstam Balzer
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Redefining Shamanisms

Author : David Gordon Wilson
ISBN : 9781441126443
Genre : Religion
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Spiritualism and mediumship are often regarded as the product of lingering superstition in the Victorian era, and as having limited relevance in modern Anglo-American society. Scholarship to date which has considered Spiritualism as a distinct religious tradition has focussed on analysing the phenomenon in terms of spirit possession only. This volume analyses the development of shamanism (communication with the spiritual world) as a concept within North American English-speaking scholarship, with particular focus on Mircea Eliade's influential cross-cultural presentation of shamanism. By re-examining the work of Sergei Shirokogoroff, one of Eliade's principal sources, the traditional Evenki shamanic apprenticeship is compared and identified with the new Spiritualist apprenticeship. The author demonstrates that Spiritualism is best understood as a traditional shamanism, as distinct from contemporary appropriations or neo-shamanisms. He argues that shamanism is the outcome of an apprenticeship in the management of psychic experiences, and which follows the same pattern as that of the apprentice medium. In doing so, the author offers fresh insights into the mechanisms that are key to sustaining mediumship as a social institution.
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Peoples Of The Tundra

Author : John P. Ziker
ISBN : 9781478610687
Genre : Social Science
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On ethnographic grounds alone, Zikers book is a unique and valuable contribution. Despite increased fieldwork opportunities for foreigners in the former Soviet Union in recent years, much of Russia and Siberia remains terra incognita to Western scholars, except for specialists who know the Russian literature. Zikers account of the Dolgan and Nganasan peoples of the Ust Avam community is a fascinating analysis of how people adapt their hunting, fishing, and herding not only to the demanding Arctic environment but also to enormous economic and political adversities created in the wake of the Soviet Unions collapse. In this sense, the book fills a gap in the ethnographic literature on Siberia for Western students and, at the same time, serves as a microcosm of the devastating changes affecting rural communities and indigenous peoples generally in a disintegrating former superpower: that is, increasing isolation and a shift to nonmarket survival economies.
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Religion And Politics In Russia

Author : Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
ISBN : 9780765629319
Genre : History
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Russia is not only vast, it is also culturally diverse, the core of an empire that spanned Eurasia. In addition to the majority Russian Orthodox and various other Christian groups, the Russian Federation includes large communities of Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, and members of other religious groups, some with ancient historical roots. All are in a state of ferment, and securing formal state recognition for specific communities is often daunting. This collection provides entry into the diversity of Russia's religious communities. Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer's introduction to the volume illuminates major political, social, and cultural-anthropological trends. The book is organized by religious tradition or identity, with further thematic perspectives on each set of readings. The authors include ethnologists, sociologists, political analysts, and religious leaders from many regions of the Federation. They analyze the changing dynamics of religion and politics within each community and in the context of the current drive to recentralize both political and religious authority in Moscow. Topical coverage extends from reassertions of Russian Orthodoxy to activities of Christian and Muslim missionaries to the revival of many other religions, including indigenous shamanic ones.
Category: History

Shamans Unbound

Author : International Society for Shamanistic Research. Conference
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133015359
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit